Sunshine Brewery & Taproom
Sunshine Brewery & Taproom
4.5
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Inspired by Gisborne’s notoriously long summers and legendary surf breaks, Sunshine is a boutique brewery from the East Coast that celebrates the important things in life: sun, surf, mates and good beer. Since 1989, we’ve been brewing top quality beers for top quality people.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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James R
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
After having multiple families visiting from Australia, America & Canada.
As locals we wanted to show our friends and family a great time at our local brewery that we’ve always had an exceptional time.
Tonight was not one of them.
The team had 4 staff on the floor with little to no one inside the venue. We arrive at 5:45/6pm knowing the joint will close at 8pm little did we know they close on Sundays at 7. Our fault.
But, we were treated as a group of 13 as an inconvenience as the staff were just wanting to leave & go home. As one of the staff stating after asking “how’s it going” the server responded. “Ready to go home”.
We sat down had to arrange our own tables as none of the staff would accommodate or help our family set up for the “hour” we had. We had family members over 80+. We spent upwards of $600 in the hour. As we were immediately rushed from the manager wearing blue with short blond hair stating “last drinks” at 6:40” still 20 minutes before the close. We ordered 10 pizzas for our group and continuous beverages but still treated as an inconvenience.
As my parents own multiple venues here in gisborne we are so disappointed and angry how we were treated and forced OUT of the brewery by 7pm.
The man delivering the pizzas to the table was completely rude, we asked what pizza this is? The waiter with short sides on his haircut with multiple tattoos on one arm stated “have a bite and find out”. Absolutely rude.
We will never be back at this venue, absolutely disgusting service.
Do NOT sell pizzas if you’re closing in 20 minutes as brewery and treat your guests as an inconvenience in a dead venue.
Definitely would never recommend this place to anyone. A beer also costs $15 for a 400mml pint.
Written 25 February 2024
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Richard E
Middleton Stoney, UK1,024 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
I can recommend this brewery for a great choice of beers. A bonus is that they also have a choice of Pizzas. They have seating inside and outside (Covered), they are also wheelchair accessible and have a wheelchair accessible toilet
Written 22 February 2023
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CDAussie
Wodonga, Australia631 contributions
Dec 2022
A great venue, comfortable seating under cover, excellent range of craft beers and some of the best thin crust pizzas for lunch you could hope to get. Bar service really good, thanks for an enjoyable afternoon.
Written 14 January 2023
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jjkash
Wellington, New Zealand28 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Beer with my babe. First time at Sunshine. Staff member that served us was amazing. ECIPA wasn't too bad but the staff member that served us is the reason I'm writing this
Written 7 October 2022
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juju2601
Aix-en-Provence, France41 contributions
Sept 2022 • Solo
The beers were all excellent, nice cosy place. The 4 cheese pizza was really good, though really oily
Written 2 September 2022
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,712 contributions
Jun 2022
On some weeknights, the bar closes for food at 7:30 and for drinks at 8pm. However, it is very busy between 5 and 6 and the kitchen turns out a lot of pizzas, including two vegetarian kinds. Many beers are made here (you can watch through a picture window) and about 20 are on tap. prices are good.
Written 14 June 2022
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Metro777
Auckland Central, New Zealand67 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Got there just after opening, got told to pick a table and grab a seat. We did, no one came to us for 15 mins so went to the bar and ordered. Would have been nice to have known that we order from the bar.
40 mins later a pizza arrived. 80 mins after we arrived 3 sandwiches turned up at our table. My sandwich was a “Reuben sandwich” which had at least 15 whole pickles in it. Basically a pickle sandwich which I did not finish. Really poor service considering not a lot of food was going out.
Beer was ok, food and service was terrible. A lot of flies in the dining area also and no hand towels in the mens bathroom. Won’t be returning nor recommending to anyone.
Written 7 January 2022
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The Global Kiwi
Auckland, New Zealand94 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We stopped in for a tasting board and some pizza and were happy with the experience. There’s an awesome selection and the gashing board gives you a good sampling of some good brews. The pizzas were tasty, too. The prices of the beers and the pizzas were good and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Would happliy recommend and come again.
Written 8 May 2021
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AnnaAventuriere
Christchurch, New Zealand36 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Lovely spot with great ambiance! Pizza of the week was great. Unfortunately not even 1 cider on tap would be a great plus. Local Harvest ciders available.
Written 23 April 2021
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May_12
Wellington, New Zealand210 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
LOVE the local sunshine beer and pizza and service and outdoor seating area! Staff are amazing, always friendly and something new on tap. A must visit in Gisborne!
Written 5 March 2021
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SUNSHINE BREWERY & TAPROOM: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sunshine Brewery & Taproom

Sunshine Brewery & Taproom is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM